Volume 23 Issue 6 June 1973

Jonas Hanway and the Marine Society

N. Merrill Distad describes how a merchant returned to London from his travels in Russia and the East to become a notable eighteenth-century philanthropist.

Montrose, 1612-50

A general, a poet, a Calvinist, for almost a year Montrose, in King Charles’s name, was master of Scotland. Five years later, writes Aram Bakshian, Jr., he was hanged in Edinburgh.

Louis-Philippe: A Portrait

‘The poor King was thoroughly French in character, possessing all the liveliness and talkativeness of that people.’ So wrote Queen Victoria about the King of the French. Joanna Richardson offers her portrait of the man at the head of the July Monarchy, whose reign lasted from 1830 until 1848.

Bernini in France

The visit of the Baroque master in 1665, writes Michael Greenhalgh, coincided with a rejection of Italian influence by French taste.